09 November 2013 - 06:24
Triumph sketches upcoming 250cc sportsbike
This year, EICMA was a bit of a disappointment as far as Triumph went. The British bike maker showed us its complete revised 2014 range, except for the one that we were eager to see, the 250cc India-specific bike.
As the second media day came to an end we had lost all hope of something with a 250cc Triumph being unveiled at the show. But just when all hope was lost, Triumph released a sketch of its upcoming small bike. Yes, we know it’s just a sketch, but the bigger picture is that Triumph has confirmed it is working on a single-cylinder 250cc motor.
From the sporty sketch, we can make out that this bike will be pegged against the recently-revealed KTM RC200. Whether it will carry the Daytona moniker or will get an all-new name still has to be seen. Though Triumph has not confirmed this, we are sure the engine will be bored out for extra cubic capacity. These sub-400cc engines will also trickle down to other categories like classic, cruiser, street and adventure as well. Royal Enfield Classic-rivaling Triumph Bonneville anyone?
It’s an open secret that the bike will be made at Triumph’s upcoming production facility in Karnataka. This will also make us the first country where the bike will officially be launched. Triumph seems to be tight-lipped about its India plan for now, though.
Come November 28, Triumph will officially launch the brand in India. We just might get more info about this 250cc mystery machine then. Watch this space.